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Definitions and Synonyms of vertebral column | Another word for vertebral column | What is vertebral column?

Definition 1: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord - [noun denoting body]

Samples where vertebral column or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fall broke his back

Synonyms for vertebral column in the sense of this definition

(vertebral column is a kind of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(... is a kind of vertebral column ) a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates

(... is a kind of vertebral column ) backbone of an animal

(vertebral column is a part of ...) the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes

(vertebral column is a part of ...) the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes

(vertebral column is a part of ...) one of the bony segments of the spinal column

(vertebral column is a part of ...) a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)

(... is part of vertebral column) the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs

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